[PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.] A DEAD CERTAINTY, BY NAT GOULD, I Author of "The Gentleman Rider," "The Pace That Kills," "Racecourse and Battlefield," j "The Dark Horse," "The Double Event," &c., &c. [COPYRIGHT.] CHAPTER XIII.—EXIT FROM THE GLEN. The places frequented by Henry Royston were also likely to prove attractive to such a man as Hector Bexley, and it was not long before they became acquainted. On their first introduction Hector Bexley said I have the pleasure of knowing your daughter, a charming girl, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance." From Bexley Henry Royston heard a good deal about Arthur Dunbar; much that was exag- gerated, some things only partially true. He treated my sister scandalously," said Bexley savagely, and proceeded to give his account of what Arthur Dunbar had considered a harmless flirtation. I thought I would mention it to you," said Bexley, because your daughter was rather in- clined to favour Dunbar, who considers himself a perfect lady killer." Bexley was glad to hear Henry Royston's horses were in the Glen stable. He thought it might be useful to him, and so long as he obtained in- formation he was not at all particular how he secured it. Martin Mill quickly let Arthur Dunbar know what he had discovered about Henry Royston. They met at the Sports Club, and Mill called him on one side, saying he wished to have a short private conversation. "What about?" said Arthur, smiling. "Any- thing mysterious? You are a man of many mysteries. Mill." It is rather important," replied Mill, "and it concerns Henry Royston," "Oh!" said Arthur. "What about him? I do not think you like him, but that ought not to prejudice you. For all you know to the con- trary he may be a most exemplary character." That I am sure he is not," replied Martin Mill quickly. I have found that out, if nothing e?c." Been doing & triBe in the detective line?" asked Arthur. Making inquiries," said Mill. You can call it by what name you wish, I don't mind." "And what terrible conspiracy have you dis- covered ?" Martin Mill was delighted to find Arthur Dunbar in such an amiable frame of mind; it uiad ? what he was determined to say the easier. There is no conspiracy at present," said Mill, but judging by the company Mr. Royston keeps I should not wonder if there is one before long. Who do you think is one of his constant com- panions?" Haven't the faintest idea." Hectur Bexley." Arthur Dunbar was surprised, and shewed it; and he wondered how Henry Royston had made the acquaintance of Bexley. It suddenly flashed upen him that Pat Royston knew fhe 'Bexleys, and had probably introduced him to her father, That seemed a reasonable supposition, and there- for.' not to be wondered at. Miss Royston knows the Bexleys. and has probably introduoed her father to him," said Arthur "Very likely," said Mill, and thought, "Miss Royston induced you to take her father's horses into your stable. They are working it very well amongst them, but I fancy they'll find I am equal to the tot." Tiiat is not all I have to say," went on Martin Mill. I know the Australian jockey, Tom Orford, very well." That is the man who rode two or three good, but unlucky, races for me last season?" "The same," said Mill, "and he is a reliable man. He says he rode for Royston in the colonies until it became too unsafe for him to do so in other words, he declined to pull horses for his employer. Arthur Dunbar looked serious as he answered That is a grave accusation to make. Are you sure of your iacts?" Quite. I have more than one witness, I may fHY several. And he gave the names of two or three prominent Australians who were racing in England." And do they all confirm Orford's statement?" Yes, more than confirm it—they add to it. i 1. mentioning a well-known man, "tells me The Rake's running at the last Melbourn Cup meeting was disgraceful, and that Royston ought to have been warned off had he received his deserts. Can I see any of the gentlemen you name, and also Orford?" asked Arthur. I have no doubt I can easily arrange that," said Mill. He did arrange it, and what Arthur Dunbar heard from them opened his eyes as to the true character of Henry Royston. He was sorry now he had allowed Royston'3 horses to go to the Glen. Following upon this came a faint suspicion that Pat might have been playing into her father's hands. He was angry with himself for thinking ill of Pat, but he could not banish the idea from his mind. Why had Pat been so anxious for her father's horses to be associated with his own? Was it a natural desire on her part to see her father con- nected with him in this way, or was it merely at her father's prompting she had done it? She must know what her father's character on the turf in Australia had been, and therefore what it would be likely to be here. He could not, however, expect a daughter to run down her father, or warn others against him. Sail, for all that, the fact that Pat had induced him to take Henry Royston's horses into his stabie ranked in his mind. Now that he was convinced of the true character of Henry Royston he was firmly resolved to find an excuse for having j the horses removed from the Glen. That opportunity came sooner than he expected. Henry Royston, prompted by Hector Bexley, told Arthur Dunbar he thought he was not treat- i ing him tairly. How is that?" asked Arthur. "I do not understand '-your meaning." i think there ought to be full confidence between us," said Royston. • I hope you will always be of the same mind," replied Arthur, pointedly. Whirlwind has been tried, and I knew noth- ing of the result until I saw it in the paper," said Royston. I think I ought to have been present ac the trial." "I was not," said Arthur, in his coldest manner. But you knew the trial was coming off, and could have been present had you so desired." Allow me to tell vou that you are mistaken an'd t?at Whirlwind has not been tried. It is too early in the season to try him, and Honey l8111111 a strong gallop, in which he shaped wel" Royston papers reported it as a trial," said Royston. "1 am not responsible for what appears in the replied Arthur. -I am telling you the fact.i. «\f As ?' understand them," said Royston. <. ?y not Honey have given him a trial and kept you in the da.rk!" No," said Arthur. I have every confidence in my tr?mer and he is not accustomed to under- h? and ways. I think if you have no confidence in ?tibert Honey you had better remove your horses elsewhere Let us have a thorough understand- ing, Mr. Royston. once and for all; it will save a lot of trouole. If your are not satisfied with my trainer your horses will be far better away from the Glen. I will have no interference with Gilbert Honey, because I know he is honest, and a clever man who thoroughly knows his business." Royston did not relish this, and he was losing his temper. "Do you wish me to take my horses away from the Glen ? he asked ana-riiv. Artnur Dunbar ?sitated ? few moments, and then c°°k tbo plunge" and said: Canlidly, ? think it wiU be far better if you ￼ ￼ ￼ T am sure you will never agree Wth Gilbert Honey. Perhaps it is not altogether your fault. You are unaccustomed to his ways, and he certainly does not understand yours." I see what it is, you wish to get rid of me; and you are throwing the blame upon your tramer, said Royston. vou ? reolS^l1 ai? not ?'°? to contradict ?nder ocn? ?-- ke6PmS his temper well under control. ^'Ve me your real reason for wishing to get rid of my horses," said Royston. I have giveji you what I consider a sufficient reason," replied ?h:? "? ￼ ? ? ??-' "It is no reason at all," said Royston. "I am surprised at your allowing your trainer to dictate to you." That I do not permit," said Arthur. But you are anxious to get rid of my horses' because your trainer wishes it." I have not consulted him in the matter, nor would he expect me to do so," said Arthur. Henry Royston laughed a short, insulting laugh of unbelief. This settled the matter with Arthur Dunbar. He could stand a good deal from Pat's father, but be would not put up with insults from »Tnr man. I think you should clearly understand, Mr. Royston, that the sooner your horses are out of the Glen stables the better I shall be pleased," he said, and then walked away, leaving Royston in a towering passion. By ——be shall pay for this," said Henry Royston to himself. "He shall know what it is to measure his skill against mine on the turf. The beggarly upstart. I'll ruin him if I get a chance. I'll find out his stable secrets, no matter what it costs me. Take my horses away indeed' I'll send Tony Crasher down to take them away, and give him carte blanche to say what he likes to Gilbert Honey or anyone else. And there's Pat. If he has any fancy for Pat, or she for him, I'll soon nip that little scheme in the bud. He'd be a desirable match, no doubt, but I'm not going to stand his cheek." Henry Royston sought consolation from his friend, Hector Bexley. The two men quickly understood each other, and neither of them were over scrupulous. Royston gave Bexley a highly- coloured account of what had taken place. Hector Bexley was sorry a crisis had occurred for he knew had Henry Royston's horses re- mained in the Glen stable there would have been an excc't'ont chance of picking up a few good things. Now that chance was gone he must try and assist Royston to have his revenge. Dunbar always was a stuck-up prig," said Bexley. I don't know but what it will be a I good thing for you after all, having the horses in a stable over which you have sole control. By Jove, I never thought of it before. I know the I very man for you. He's got a place near Lewes; and I know he's clever. His reputation has not I been very good, but there's never been anything proved against him. He would be glad to take your horses, I am sure." What's his name?" asked Royston. "James Sutcliffe," replied Bexley. "Would you like to run over and see the place?" I may as well," said Royston. I'll not leave my horses at the Glen a day longer than I can help." Henry Royston knew that when his horses left Dunbar's stables he would have a very remote chance of getting them taken in hand by any trainer who had powerful patrons. This James Sutcliffe might turn out to be the very man he wanted, and if unscrupulous would be useful to him in frustrating Henry Dunbar's plans. Henry Royston and Bexley accordingly went down to Lewee and saw James Sutcliffe. The trainer was only too glad to have the chance of getting a few horses in his numerous empty boxes. He had fallen upon evil times, and had a difficulty in making both ends meet. It was his own fault, because he had been tried and found wanting by more than one too confiding owner. It did not take James Sutcliffe long to sum up the situation when it was put before him. When Henry Royston said money was no object, but that he wished to have his horses run when, and where, and how he pleased, James Sutcliffe knew what he meant. No reason was given the trainer why the horses were leaving the Glen stables, but James Sutcliffe knew enough of Gilbert Honey to divine the cause. "Honey won't stand him, I suppose," thought Sutcliffe. Well, we haven't all got Honey's berth, and I'm willing to take the risk. If I didn't take him on I reckon someone else would. It's no good throwing a chance away. I know I have not got a very good reputation, and although I have never done anything very bad it will stick to me." Henry Royston was not long in coming to terms with Sutcliffe, and the trainer's eyes gleamed as he saw a prospect before him of making a good deal of money. "Shall I send for the horses?" he asked. No," replied Royston. I have a man I am going to send down who will give Gilbert Honey a bit of a shock. I shall want him to be here to look after The Rake; he understands the horse, and has ridden him in several races." As you please," said Sutcliffe, who did not like the idea of anyone handling the horses ex- cept himself, but thought it better to raise no objections. What do you think of him?" asked Bexley, as they returned to town. "He'll do if he's clever enough," said Henry Royston. Tony Crasher went down with a couple of James Sutcliffe's lads to bring away the horses from the Glen, and Gilbert Honey was delighted they were going. Tony Crasher was nothing loth to carry out Henry Royston's instructions, and give the trainer a bit of his mind. It's a blessed good job the horses are leaving here," said Tony, as he stood contemplating The Rake. "Why?" asked a sturdy "lad," about twenty y&ars of age, who was in The Rake's box. Because they'd have been broken down in another week or two. The Rake has geen gal- loped off his legs. Any fool can see that." You're a fool then," was the answer. ￼ None of your cheek," said Tony. I'M not j j take it from your master, let alone you." Gilbert Honey was walking across the yard, and did not see Tony in The Rake's box. I think you got the worst of it the last time you were here," said the lad, with a broad smile. If Gilbert Honey is a specimen of an English trainer they must be a rum lot," said Tony. "What's that?" I saw your boss is an ass-and knows nothing about his business," said Tony. Got out of this!" said the lad, stepping for- ward. Tony Crasher was too much taken aback to answer, but when he recovered he said: A good horse-whip on your shoulders would do you good." "Get out of this!" said the lad again. Tony Crasher did not move. Are you going?" No. not for a bit of a thing like you," replied Tony. Before Henry Royston's representative realised what had happened he found himself sprawling full length in the yard, and the door of The Rake's box shut and locked upon him. Gilbert Honey saw the gallant Crasher, and said: You always appear to be in trouble. What is the matter now? Has The Rake kicked you out of his box? Really, I don't wonder at it." Tony Crasher picked himself up and poured a j volley of abuse at Gilbert Honey. Go out of the stable yard," said Gilbert. I'll see you first," yelled Tony. Gilbert Honey whistled, and a huge mastiff came galloping with a heavy, clumsy gait towards him. I think you had better go," said the trainer quietly, patting the dog's head. i Tony looked at the mastig and felt decidedly uncomfortable. The dog had his eyes fixed on him, and was smacking his lips in an ominous manner. Come, hurry up," said Gilbert, and the j j horses shall be sent to the station after you." Tony Crasher backed out of the yard gate, feeling he was again making an ignominious exit from the Glen. I CHAPTER XIY.-PAT'S SECRET. I I i at was troubled and uneasy; Miss Woodruff clearly saw that, and wondered what had hap- pened to cause such depression in her usually lively companion. "You are not yourself at all, Pat," she said. "You ilav6 not been well for several days. Tell me what ails you, there's a good girl. Do not be afraid to confide in your old friend, no matter what you have to tell." "It is nothing particular," replied Pat, listless- ly, and then not being able to control her feelings any longer she burst into tears, and put her head I on Helen Woodruff's shoulder. It was not a difficult matter to soothe Pat, and Miss Woodruff knew how to handle the too sensi- tive, highly-strung girl. Not many minutes passed before Pat became brighter and dashed the tears away from her eyes. "It is silly an d stupid of me to give way like thIS," she said, "but I really felt a good cry would do mo good, and it has. Do you ever cry, Woody ? I never saw you indulge in anything so unbe- coming as weeping. It makes one's eyes so red- and actually I have quite a bibulous nose." "I cried very bitterly once," said Helen Wood- ruS, calmly, "but that is all past and gone. There is only one thing in the world makes me f?el sad new. "And what is that?" "When I see you unhappy," Pat. The girl looked at her lovingly, and said "Then I shall never let you see me unhappy again," said Pat. "I am not selfish, and if I have any sorrow I will keep it to myself." "Which will be foolish," said Miss Woodruff, "But I see no reason why you should have sorrows except imaginary troubles which I think can soon be chased away. Come, tell me, Pat., what has I been the matter with you for the last few days. I daresay I shall be able to find a way out of the difficultv, no matter what it is." Pat Royston hesitated, and Miss Woodruff did not hurry her, but gave the girl time to make up her mind. "I have a secret," said Pat at last. Miss Woodruff smiled. She knew when Pat confessed to having a secret she would soon be in possession of it. "Don't smile in that. exasperating manner," said P/'t- "I really have an important secret, not one of the usual kind." "Then if it is so very important perhaps you had better keep it to yourself," said Miss Woodruff. "Now that is unkind," said Pat, "when I am burning to confide in you and ask your advice." "Which you know I am always pleased to give you, to the best of my ability." "But I am not sure whether I ought to tell you," said Pat, doubtfully. "Is it fair to impose silence upon a person, and then break that silence your- seitr "I should say it depends upon circumstances," replied Miss Woodruff. "The person who imposes the silence should be the first to break it, or give permission to do so." "Do you really think so?" asked Pat, cheerfully. "Certainly, my dear." Pat Royston gave a sigh of relief as she replied: "Then I shall hesitate no longer." Miss Woodruff composed herself to hear Pat's secret with no serious misgiving. She had heard many of Pat's secrets since they had been such close companions, and accepted and treasured the gir1'3 confidences. There had been nothing very important in them, and Miss Woodruff was not prepared for anything of a serious nature. "I have had a letter," said Pat. "I may say two letters; and I have not shewn you them." "Offence number one," said Miss Woodruff, smiling. "One is from my father and the other-the other—" "And who is the other from?" "Mr. Dunbar." Miss Woodruff looked serious. "I thought you would be shocked," said Pat, "but really it is a most commonplace epistle. Read it." She drew two letters from her pocket and handed one to her companion. It was from Arthur Dunbar, and in it he ex- plained to Pat in as mild and gentle terms as possible that he had found it impossible to keep her father's horses in the Glen stable, and that therefore Mr. Royston had taken them away. He expressed his keen regret that this had to be done, more especially as Pat had asked him to take the horses, and she knew he was always happy to oblige her, or attend to her wishes in any way. There was no word of love in the letter, but Miss Woodruff read between the lines and saw the writer had a real and strong affection for Pat "What do you think of it?" asked Pat. "I prefer to read your father's letter before giving an opinion if it refers to the matter," said Miss Woodruff. Pat Royston handed her the other letter. It was couched in far different terms from Arthur Dunbar's. Henry Royston had not spared his daughter's feelings. The man's selfish un- mannerly nature stood revealed in every line, and Miss Woodruff knew which letter had caused Pat pain. The coarseness of Royston's terms exasperated Helen Woodruff, and had Henry Royston been present he would have heard some unpleasant truths from her usually quiet tonjue. Henry Royston did not spare abuse when he alluded to Arthur Dunbar, whom he accused of all manner of iniquitous and ungentlemanly con- duct. "One thing you will have to remember," he wrote, "and that is this man has insulted me, your father, and, therefore, I forbid you to speak to him, or recognise him in any way. He shall re- pent the day he made false accusations against me, and when I have made up my mind you know I never change or deviate from the line of action I have decided to follow. It is an insult to your- self-because it was at your request he took my horses into the Glen stable. If you have any respect for yourself or for me, you must see how | utterly impossible it is to have any further con- nections with such a man. Hector Bexley has given me an insight into Dunbar's character, and I think it is lucky for you that you have not be- come attached to him in any way-as at one time I feared you might. Bexley tells me Arthur Dun- bar seriously compromised his sister and then, after they had been engaged for some months, threw her over in the most heartless manner, say- ing he had merely been flirting with her to pass the time away. Such a man is not fit to be in the society of any girl." There was more in this strain, and Miss Wood- ruff read it to the end and then handed the letter back to Pat. "It is an abominable letter," said Pat. "I don't believe a word of it." "Your father is irritated against Mr. Dunbar," replied Miss Woodruff, "and perhaps it is only natural under the circumstances, but there is no excuse for much of the language he uses." "His accusation against Mr. Dunbar is false; I am sure it is. He was never engaged to Maud Bexley. Had such been the case he would have told me when-" "Is that the secret?" said Miss Woodruff, smiling. "What comes after 'when' Pat?" Pat Royston coloured slightly as she said, "Yes, that is the secret, the most important part of it, and you must promise to keep it." "I will keep your secret if I think it is for your good to do so." "You must keep it under any circumstances," said Pat. Miss Woodruff shook her head. "But you must, Woody, or I shall not tell it you; and then you will not be able to advise me," said Pat. "Then I must give way, and promise," said Miss Woodruff. "When we were at Glen Royal Mr. Dunbar pro- posed to me," said Pat. "I am not surprised," said Miss Woodruff. "Not surprised echoed Pat in astonishment. "No, not in the least. There are not many girls like my Pat in the world, and Mr. Dunbar is an observant young man. I saw that when you were watching him salmon-fishing at Bettws. I also knew he was observant when he delivered that most excellent salmon at our cottage." Pat laughed, and Helen Woodruff was glad to hear it. t "What answer did you give him? Pat." "I said he must wait twelve months; that we had known each other only a very short time, and that perhaps his feelings might change towards me. I think I should have accepted him but for one thing, and I am glad, oh so glad, I did not do so now. "What was the reason?" asked Miss Woodruff. "Because only a short time before I had asked him to take my father's horses into the Glen stable, and he readily granted the request, for my sake. Had it not been for that I should have ac- cepted him, for I love him dearly." "Are you quite sure you love him?" asked Miss Woodruff. "Quite," replied Pat, without hesitation. Helen Woodruff sighed; she saw trouble ahead I for Pat. "You know what your father has written?" "I do not consider his commands binding upon me," said Pat. "If Mr. Dunbar wishes to see me I shall not deny him, but I shall not endeavour to i see him." "Your father will be very angry," said Miss Woodruff. 'I am not afraid of his anger when I know I am in the right." "What do you think is the real reason for your father's horses having left the Glen?" "I think Mr. Dunbar has found him out, and heard the sort of character he bears in Australia. It is this that troubles me," said Pat. "Mr. Dun- bar will think I had some motive in asking for my father's horses to be taken into the Glen stable. It was shameful of my father to ask me to do it, and still more shameful of me to accede to his re- quest. I knew at the time no good would come of it. "Mr. Dunbar is a gentleman, and he will never impute other than an honest motive, a desire to help your father, when you made such a request to him." This opinion was comforting and consoling to Pat, who replied, "I have been foolish to doubt him. You are right, Woody, as you always are. He is a gentleman, and therefore will understand why I acted as I did." "Have you replied to these letters?" "No," said Pat. "Are you going to do so?" "I will act as you think beet." "Then I should write to your father and tell him exactly how you feel in the matter. Whatever you do be open with him and shew him you are acting as you think right. Do not defy him, but merely say that if Mr. Dunbar addresses you it would be discourteous to decline to speak to him, after being a guest at Glen Royal." "And Mr. Dunbar's letter?" asked Pat. "If you desire to answer it I should do so briefly, and say you are sorry there has been any differ- ence between your father and himself." "Yes, I think that will be the best way," said Pat, cheerfully, "and I will answer the letters now. You do not think there is any truth in my father's statement that Mr. Dunbar treated Maud Bexley shamefully?" she added. "I do not think Mr. Dunbar would treat any lady as your father insinuates, but there may have been some misunderstanding between them which has been grossly exaggerated," answered Miss Woodruff. "Do you think he would have told me if he had ever been engaged to Miss Bexley?" asked Pat. "Yes, most decidedly," replied Miss Woodruff, and again Pat's face brightened. She went away to write her letters, and when Miss Woodruff was alone she thought over all she had heard and read. She knew Pat was not like other girls, and that if she was called upon to suffer she would feel it deeply—far more keenly than any ordinary mem- ber of her sex. She thought Arthur Dunbar a gentleman, but rather weak and yielding in some things, and one to be easily influenced against another. She had watched his growing liking and sympathy for Pat, and had noted his rooted objection to Henry Rovston. There was trouble ahead, she felt sure, and it must be her duty and care to shield Pat so far as lay in her power. She loved Pat dearly, and would do anything, not underhand, or unworthy, to save her pain. I She knew Henry Royston was a bad man, but she had no dread of him. Henry Woodruff had an implicit belief in the power of good to overcome evil. There might be a hard fight for it, but the result, although slow, was, she felt, sure. She was a religious woman, but did not make a parade of it, and when she went to church it was the ser- vice attracted her, not the desire to see and be seen. She had faced many trials and difficulties in her time and overcome them. Once, many years ago, she had been deceived by a man she trusted, and who had broken his vows to her, and left her for another. It was a hard, cruel, wrench to cast him out of her life, but she had done it. and that sorrowful time was now barely a bitter memory to her. But she still recollected how she had suffered, and it was this thought made her tremble for Pat. She had been able to withstand the shock; but Pat Royston was not of the same temperament, and once wounded to the quick she would probably give in, and have no strength to overcome her trial. It was not fear of Arthur Dunbar's inconstancy troubled Helen Woodruff so much as the dread of what Henry Royston might do. Pat's father demanded obedience from his daughter, although most people would have said he had forfeited all right to it. He might try and separate Pat from her, and that would be a bitter blow to both. If such a crisis happened Helen Woodruff was determined to act as she thought best for Pat, and face the consequences. She was brave enough to defy Henry Royston, if needs be, and risk all she possessed to save Pat trouble or pain. It would be easy for Pat now she had confided her secret to her, to cast aside her depression and sadness i and become her own bright self again. It was not so with Helen Woodruff. Pat had shared the secret hope of her life with her com- panion, and the elder woman knew the weight would fall the heavier upon her own shoulders. She was determined to do and daro all to secure Pat Royston's happiness, and it was well for the girl she had such a staunch friend. (To be continued.)
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ATHLETIC NEWS. FOOTBALL NOTES. I [By SPHERE. I I The Helsby ground was again occupied by Elles- mere Port and the Locos, who met for the third time to decide who were to enter me final tie in the Chester and District Challenge Cup Compe- tition. Fortunately the weather was of a much better description than when they met a fortnight ago, with the result that there was a much larger attendance of spectators, among whom supporters of the Ellesmere Port club largely predominated. The teams turned out strong elevens, King taking his place at centre forward for Ellesmere Port, while the Locos had Jim Harrison, their captain, in his usual position at centre-half. They were, however, still short of the services of Henshaw. Mr. Jas. Taylor kicked off for Ellesmere Port, and after Sproaston of the Locos had run the ball out, each side were penalised for fouls. In fact, free kicks were again a conspicuous feature of the game, due no doubt to the slippery state of the ground. An attack by the Locos ended in a corner, which Tomlin cleared finely. This player again kicked splendidly when the Locos looked dangerous a few minutes later. After a series of free kicks the Port attacked, and Campbell, the Locos' custodian, had to clear from Thomson. Directly afterwards Atherton, in the Port goal, effected a good clearance from an equally fine shot by Catherall. Campbell kicked out from King, and afterwards repelled a long shot in good style. Then from a further attack by the Locos Tomlin was again conspicuous with good kicking. Another well- placed shot by Catherall was cleared by Atherton. Free kicks were again the order of the day, but neither side were enabled to put them to any tangible use. King was conspicuous in the Port front, and often led on some capital attacks, but Moorcroft and Wakefield defended finely. After Campbell had negotiated a long shot by Clay, his vis-a-vis had to save from Huxley, who was prom- inent among the Locos' forwards. Williams, of the latter team, put out when in a capital position, Nicholas, of the Port, doing likewise a minute later. The game continued to be keenly fought, ana or a very even character, with the defence holding the sway. Eventually the Port got away, Campbell being beaten by Wright after he had cleared from King, amid loud cheers. These had, however, hardly died away when the Locos equalised from a corner, Catherall scoring with a grand shot which passed between a host of legs. Half-time was directly afterwards called, with the scores reading one each. The Locos re-started, but the Port were the first to become aggressive. The ball, how- ever, was worked out from several attacks. A futile comer to each side was followed by a good shot by Huxley, which Atherton cleared finely, giving a further comer, from which the ball was headed over. The Port now attacked strongly, and Campbell I cleared from Wright and King, who shot at close range. This was followed by Atherton having to save from Hope; but the Port again returned, and I after Clay had put out King missed an easy chance when only Campbell to beat. Each side was shewing signs of distress, the heavy state of the ground having its effect. It was only occasionally there was anything like the spirited play of the first half. After slight pressure by the Locos, in which Rogers shot outside, Moorcroft repulsed an j attack by the Port, who, however, returned, and J ones shot over. A free kick to the Port was well | cleared, and then Atherton cleared from a rush j by the Locos' forwards. Towards the finish the j Port, who were shewing the best staying powers, made several spirited attacks, from one of which f R. Jones beat Campbell for the second time, after he had cleared from King. The Locos made another determined effort, but the whistle blew immediately afterwards, leaving tne Port winners of a hard-fought game by two to one. It is a pity that in both the last two matches these teams have had to play on a ground which was entirely against good football, and conse- quently neither of them could display their true i form. The Locos, whose display was but little | | behind their opponents, did not play in the same fashion as in the previous game, while the Port, with King in the centre, played much better. Their forward play was particularly good, and this, combined with better staying power, un- doubtedly won them the game. There was a rumour current that the Locos wore protesting that the Port's last goal was scored after the actual time had expired, and it was certainly the opinion of many of the spectators that the time had been exceeded by several minutes. On Saturday Shotton Rangers entertained Hoole Rovers in the third round of the Yerburgh Charity Cup Competition. There was an excellent at- tendance to witness the match. Isles played in goal versus Williams for Shotton. Randies started for Hoole, and immediately the visitors infused plenty of life into the game. Then play I became fast and exciting. Walker and Lewis put in some nice work on the right, finishing with a stinging shot, which Isles cleverly saved. Shotton now rallied, and the forwards, especially Green, put in some excellent play. Green shot strongly in, and Bradshaw only partially saving Trawburg rushed up and scored the first goal for Shotton. The Rovers played up after this reverse, their passing being smart and finished, and they were not long before their efforts were rewarded, Hunt beating Isles with a low shot. Play of an even character ensued, Tyack at centre-half play- ing a grand game for Shotton. The Hoole for- wards got away by good combined play time after time, only to be met by a resolute defence, Hewitt in particular playing a fine defensive game. Hoole at length again scored, Randies converting a nice peice of play into a goal. From this point Shotton improved, and although the forwards made deter- mined efforts to score, the game at half-time found Hoole leading by two goals to one. The re-opening exchanges were in favour of Shotton, but the Hoole defenders played finely. Green, however, equalised the scores. Play for a time was of an even character, and as the result of a run by Walker and Lewis the former again placed Hoole ahead. Shotton played desperately to equalise, and about ten minutes from time Toby scored. Green shortly afterwards nearly won the match for Shotton, striking the crossbar with the best shot of the match. Time arrived with the score three goals each. An extra half- hour was ordered by the referee. Hoole had the best of matters and, scoring two goals, won a well-fought match by five goals to three. Halkyn Rovers had Saltney St. Mark's as visitors on Saturday. From the commencement Halkyn made their presence felt. Their forwards, however, failed to find the mark. Through a splendid bit of passing, led on by Wilbraham, Whittaker found himself with an open goal, but shot wide. Saltney now pressed strongly, but Halkyn's defence was impregnable. The game now became very uninteresting, half-time arriving with no score. The re-start saw Saltney making tracks for the home goal, but Halkyn's defence was too good for them, McLaughlan and Phillips playing a sterling game. Saltney's left wing were very troublesome at times, keeping liockley on the move incessantly. Halkyn's left wing now took up the running, and Bennett and Hill had ex- ceedingly hard lines in not scoring on more than one occasion. Manifold, of Saltney, was con- spicuous for good play. With a combined effort Halkyn's forwards again became dangerous, shots raining on the visiting custodian continually. Read now shot in, but too weakly, and the Saltney goalkeeper put out of danger. For the Rovers McLaughlan, Phillips, Lockley and Paskins de- serve special mention, while Manifold played a grand game for Saltney. Final score: Halkyn Rovers 0, Saltney St. Mark's u. Chester St. John's having obtained a bye in the first round of the Charity Cup Competition (the ties of which were set down for decision last Saturday), arranged a friendly with the Chester College eleven. This being the only match of any importance on the Roodee, there was a good gathering of spectators to witness the game. The Saints kicked off and went straight off into the visitors' goal, but the sphere was returned to the other end, and the Collegians' forwards attacked the Saints goal in smart style. After several shots had been charged down, however, play was even- tually cleared to the centre. Both teams were playing hard, and strove their utmost to obtain a goal, although St. John's, after their long absence from matches, were not playing up to their usual form, and missed one or two good chances when in front of goal. The Collegians then forced the pace, but try as they would they could not break throusrh the Saints' defence. Play continued very fast, and after half an hour's play the Collegians opened the score with a grand shot. After this reverse the Saints warmed to their work, and the visitors' goal underwent a narrow escape, the ball being just got away in the nick of time. Again did the homesters get away, and this time they were suc- cessful, Ruffel putting on the equaliser. Half- time arrjved shortly after with the score one goal each. The second half had only been in progress about ten minutes when one of the Saints sent in a hight shot, which dropped under the crossbar and into the net. The Collegians' custodian had verv I little chance of saving. Stimulated by this suc- cess, the Saints had slightly the best of matters for a time, but the College men persevered doggedly, and one of their forwards sending in a good shot, the score was once again made equal. Straight from the centre kick the visitors again troubled the Saints' defence, but nothing resulted. The home forwards were then seen to advan- tage near the College goal, but could not get the leather through. I The combination of the visitors was very good, and they were continually in the Saints' goal, and as a result scored a somewhat lucky point, the greasy ball slipping through Roberts's hands. It looked now as though the visitors would maintain the lead until the end, but it was not to be so, for J. Lipsham again equalised the scores. Nothing further resulted until six minutes off time, when the Collegians again put the ball through, while a few minutes later W. Clare sent in a beautiful shot, which beat the visitors' goalkeeper all the way, and shortly after the whistle blew, with the result a draw of four goals each. The Frodsham Parish Church premier eleven were again without a match on Saturday after- noon. They were down to play Orford Barracks at Warrington, but the match was cancelled owing to the Orford team failing to turn up at Frodsham early in the season. The Parish juniors were also without a match. Teams representative of Holywell County School and Hawarden County School met on the ground of the former on Saturday, and a good all-round game resulted in a win for Hawarden by seven goals to none. Teams representing St. John's Reserve and Queen's Ferry met on the ground of the former on Saturday, the weather being showery. On kicking off Queen's Ferry went away with a dash, but were quickly repulsed by the homesters' backs. St. John's then had a look in, and from a pass by Ryder, L. Hope opened the Saints' I account with a beautiful shot. The Saints kept up the pressure, and in a very short time G. Evans scored their second point. A third goal was sopn afterwards obtained, the Queen's Ferry goalkeeper kicking the ball against one of his own backs, from whom it rebounded through the goal. The Ferry then displayed better combina- tion, and succeeded in giving the St. John's defence a. rather warm time. Nevertheless they could not score, and the first forty-five miuutes closed with the score in favour of St. John's of 3-0. Re-starting, St. John's immediately pressed, and Hope scored their fourth goal about five minutes from the re-start. The Saints now had matters pretty muoh as they pleased, and had it not been for the splendid play of the Ferry goalkeeper they would have inflicted a very heavy defeat on that team. As it was, two more goals were scored by Haddocks and G. Evans, and a rather one-sided game ended with the score— St. John's Reserve 6, Queen's Ferry 0. In a fixture of tit". (-, In a fixture of th Cheshire Wednesday League, Chester Olympic and Macclesfield met at Northwich, on Wednesday. In the first half of the game the Olympic had the best of the play, and at half-time the score stood, Olympic 1, Macclesfield nil. On resuming play the Olympic still continued to press, and soon added two more goals to their credit. Maccles- field here pulled up a little and scored a goal, and were soon afterwards awarded a penalty from which they scored. Final result, Olympic 3, Macclesfield 2. Lewis, Bennett and Hall- mark scored for the Olympic.
I HOCKEY. NESTON & DISTRICT v. W. DERBY 2ND XI. 1 his hockey match was nlaved KT P"Ir<JSl-ra "e/ -r- on Saturday, on very spongy ground, and ended in a victory for W. Derby by 4 goals to 2. Accurate play was impossible, owing to the mud. For the home side A. Harctltt aud Captain lyler played a fine game, and the right wing men rendered equally meritorious service for the visitors. The home side had most of the play on the whole, but were unlucky in front of goal. A draw would have represented the state of the game better than the actual score.
BILLIARDS. BILLIAHDS. SALTNEY v. HiNDtsIilDGE INSTITUTE. lnis match was played at Saltney on Tuesday evening, and resulted in a win for tlaudbiidge by 14 points. Scores SAIITKBI. HANDBBIDGE. A. byland 51 R. Johnson .100 F. Diuwoodie 62 J. apeakman 100 C. Lovatt. 97 W. Barton 100 H. Roberts 100 W. H. Walters 54 S. Read 100 H. Dryland 56 J. E. Jones 86 J. Dryland 100 496 510 Majority for Handbridsie, 14.
KliSG OF ULihECE AND MR. 11 GLADSTONE. -1 MEMORIAL WINDOW AT HAWARDEN. I The King of the Hellenes, at Marlborough House on Monday, received a deputation from the Byron Society, which had the honour of sub- mitting for his Majesty's inspection designs by Mr. E. Frampton, of London, of a three-light window to be placed by the members of the society to the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone in the east end of the chancel of the new district church in Hawarden pariah. The oentre light represents the Crucifixion, and the side lights represent the Blessed Virgin and St. John in adoration. The King replied I desire to thank you most heartily for your visit, and to express my warm appreciation of the work done for the Hellenic kingdom by the Byron Society. The designs of the window you are about to place so appropri- ately in the new church at Hawarden to the memory of those venerated and much-loved friends of my people and myself, are very beautiful. I am very glad to have seen them. You require gentlemen, no assurance from me how deeply the Hellenic nation reveres the names of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone. It will never forget the great and lasting services rendered to it on more than one occasion by that illustrious, gifted and generous- souled statesman, whose memory, with that of his devoted wife, in enshrined in our hearts for all time, and will be remembered by our children from generation to generation. Mr. Stevenson, M.P., having thanked his Majesty for the gracious reception accorded them, the deputation withdrew.
CREWE ELECTION. I UNIONIST CANDIDATE AND HIS DEFEAT. I On Saturday evening, at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Crewe, Mr. J. E. Reiss, of Cassia, Winsford, the late Unionist candidate for the Crewe Parlia- mentary Division, met a number of his leading supporters, and was presented by them with a handsome centre rose bowl of silver as a token of their regard and friendship, and in appreciation of the gallant fight he made in the recent Parlia- mentary contest in the Crewe Division. Councillor A. H. Badger, chairman of the Crewe Conserva- tive Association, presided, and there was a repre- sentative attendance from all parts of the division of both Conservatives and Liberal Unionists. Col. Kennedy (Sandbach) made the presentation. Mr. Reiss, in reply, said if they were to be successful on the next occasion they must already begin to make their preparations. Shortly after the elec- tion he was in London, and he saw the "wire- pullers" of the party, and they said that after the aotion of the Hon. R. A. Ward they hardly ex- pected that he (Mr. Reiss) would retain the seat tor the Unionist party. He dared say also that many voters commiserated with Mr. Tomkinson because of his many previous defeats, and gave him their votes out of sympathy. He thought, too, that Mr. R. Bell, M.P., the secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, had influenced some of the electorate to vote against him. While he thought it a good thing that men like Mr. Bell should be sent to Parliament, he thought they should be non-political, and not iden- tify themselves with party politics. (Hear, hear.) Another reason he assigned for his defeat was that the Crewe election came nearly at the close of the general election, when the Government majority was assured, and when with that knowledge people did not mind so much giving a vote for the other side. Several other addresses were de- livered.
SHEFFIELD MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—At a meet- i ing on Monday night of the committee of the Sheffield Musical Festival it was rported that Mr. Coleridge-Taylor bad definitely undertaken to write a new work for the festival of 1902. PROPOSED WIDNES AND RUNCOBN BBIDGE.— The first meeting of the shareholders of the Widnes and Runcorn Bridge Company, formed for the purpose of constructing a bridge over the Mersey from Widnes to Runcorn, was held on Monday at the offices of the company in Liverpool. Sir J. T. Brunner, Bart., M.P., presided. The Chairman informed the shareholders that the whole of the capital had been subscribed, and that the expenses attending the issue had been JB400. The Widnes Town Council had subscribed £ 25,000 and the Runcorn Urban District Council £ 10,000, and the Local Government Board had arranged for local inquiries to be held this week in regard to the borrowing powers for that money. He had no doubt that the ratepayers would heartily endorse the action of the Counoils, because the bridge would be of great advantage to Lancashire and Cheshire, especially to Widnes and Runcorn. The following directors were then appointed:—Sir J. T. Brunner, Bart., M.P., Messrs. H. Seton-Karr, M.P., H. Wade Deacon, Holbrook Gaskell, junr., H. S. Timmis, and Major J. W. Wareing. Messrs. J. W. Davidson and B. Cookson, Liverpool, were appointed auditors. MKSSRS. ROBT. ROBKRTS & Co. LIMITED.— The 13th annual meeting of this company was held on Monday in the Exchange Station Hotel. Tithebarn-street, Liverpool, Mr. Thos. Hughes, the chairman, presiding. In moving the adoption of the report, the Chairman alluded in feeling terms to the irreparable loss which the nation had sustained by the death of her most gracious Majesty the Queen, and he was sure they all shared in the sorrow which had been so universally expressed. (Hear, hear.) With regard to the affaiis of the company, he was delighted to state that the business, which had now been carried on for nearly 70 years, continued to shew the most satisfactory results, notwithstanding the creafc competition with which they had to contend. (Hear, hear.)—Mr. John Ross seconded the resolution, which was adopted. Mr. Robert Kirkland was re-elected a director. The usual dividend of six per cent. was confirmed, and the proceedings closed with a vote of thanks to the managing directors, Mr. Thomas Hughes and Mr. E. G. Goodbody. INFLUENZA SUBDUED IN I TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. If you are suffering, or if any of your children are suffering from coughs, influenza, bronchitis, asthma, lWre throat and whooping cough, VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CUBE vrill rapidly cure you. It is a new scientific remedy of unsurpassed excellence, vastly superior to ordiuary cough mixtures or any of the emul- sions. It clears the bronchial tubes, removes cold from I the head, and cures the aching pains of influeiiaa and pleurisy, gives perfect eise in breatkiiifr and will STOP A COUGH IN ONE NIGHT. j During the epidemic of La Grippe or Influenza which raged tnroughout North America last year, Veno's Lightning Cough Cure reduced the DEATH RITE to I such an extent that physicians never hesitated to pre- scribe it. It has the peculiar effect of rapidly subduing this aSUctioa, at the same time overcoming the after effocts.. Ask for VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. Price M) and 2,9. Sold by BOOTS LTD., CHEEM and HOPLIT, IJ FKARSQB and BABTO?, and %H OkieWsta, )
AGRICULTURE. I THE OUTLOOK. I Little variety is to be remarked in farming pros- pects at the close of another week. We have cer- tainly experienced several changes in the weather, including a touch of winter, but it has not stayed long enough to be of much account. In the far north the season has been more severe, but the snowfall, which was general over the United King- dom, vanished all too soon, leaving the land again in a soaked and sticky condition, quite unfit for cultivation. Wheat-sowing is accordingly in a backward condition, but where ploughing has been completed the soil is settling down into what should prove a fair seed bed if dry weather inter- vene. Taking it all round, however, field work is not much in arrear, and if we should be favoured with a drier atmosphere-and calculating on the rule of compensations there should be some in store—a goodly lot of spring sowing will be effected during the next six weeks. According to all accounts from the southern counties the fall of lambs continues satisfactory; this is particu- larly to be noted of the Hampshires. The ewes still remain in poor condition, but the pleni- tude of food keeps them well in milk, with the lambs healthy and strong, many of them, it is said, being already fit for the butcher. AI paucity of twins continues to be noted, which per- haps is only what may be expected after two or three previous good seasons, and it is somewhat of a moot question among flock-masters whether such an intervening dispensation is not to be preferred, at any rate so far as the breeding ewes are con- cerned. The cheese markets have been distinctly quiet in tone during the week, in consonance with recent depressing influences. English produce was in improved demand at unchanged rates. Foreign and Colonial met a fair inquiry for the finest qualities, extra fancy, coloured, being quoted at 52s. to 53s. white 51s. to 52s. United States were in small offer, and New Zealand was quiet, the finest white being 54s., and coloured 51s. to 52s ENGLISH JUDGE AND AMERICAN VATTT.R. Mr. J. B. Ellis, who was one of the principal judges of cattle at the recent Chicago show, giving expression to his estimate of the exhibits placed t before him in the columns of an American contem- j porary, confesses to a feeling of complete surprise I at the general character of the cattle classes, par- j ticularly the Herefords, shorthorns, Aberdeen- Angus and Polled Durhams. As regards the fat stock, he could only regard the Chicago show as a good second-Dresumahlv to mithf;DIr1. h.. H. disp!ay of breeding stock far exceeded his highest expectations, and brought rather reluctantly to his mind the disquieting possibility of the great American exhibition becoming at no distant date the largest and most attractive cattle show in the world. Even the Royal Agricultural Show is ap- parently in danger of being eclipsed so far as the '07 bein i ecl' psed so far as the varieties named are concerned. From Mr. Ellis's experience it would seem as if the United States breeders have not, as was fondly believed in this country that they were, been over-stating their independence of the United Kingdom as regards pedigree cattle. FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE. The reason for the last appearance of foot-and- mouth disease in Suffolk is still problematical. The gentlemen sent down by the Board of Agriculture to investigate its origin have up to now been un- able to assign any reasonable cause for its presence. Until it shewed itself in the neighbourhood of Ipswich it was thought English herds were en- tirely free from the scourge. Certain it is that the most stringent measures have been adopted by the Board of Trade to prevent any spread of the infection. But whence did this latest visita- tion originate? During the past few months it has been successfully grappled with in one dis- trict, and then appeared at another place many I miles away a short while afterwards, where there was not the slightest suspicion of its existence. It is suggested that it may be brought over to this country from Continental countries, seldom free from foot-and-mouth disease, in the shape of hav and straw. Many articles are imported into England which might contain the germs of the disease, such, for instance, as manure from cattle boats. Be that as it may, the disease is still with [ us, and there is a danger, judging by past experi- ence, of its breaking out anv mnmnnt "nvmhM AMERICA AND THE TUBERCULIN TEST The Board of Agriculture has recei ved a copy of regulations, issued by the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture, which provide that all cattle over six months old imported into the United States must be tested with tuberculin, either by an inspector of the United States Department stationed in Great Britain, or after the arrival of the animals at the quarantine station in the United States. The application of the tests does not, how- ever, relieve the animals from the necessity of undergoing quarantine on arrival at their port of destination. For cattle imported by way of Canada certificates of tuberculin tests made by the Cana- dian superintendent of quarantine during the period of detention will be accepted. Intending exporters who desire to have their cattle tested in Great Britain are instructed to address Dr. T. A. Geddes, United States Consul-General's office 12, St. Helen's Place. BishoDSffat^st.r^t. I PRICE OF WHEAT IN 1900. it is interesting to note that the Imperial aver- age price of wheat in the past year gives a rise of Is. 3d. a quarter, the average being 26s. lid whereas in 1899 it was 25s. 8d. The highest weekly average was 29a. 3d. on July 28, and the lowest 25s. 3d. on June 9, being a fluctuation of 4s. a quarter, whereas in 1899 the fluctuation was 3s. 8d. a quarter. The average price of barley in the past year was 24s. lid. a quarter; in 1899 it was 25s. 2d., there being a fall of 3d. a quarter. The highest price was 26s. 5d. on October 20, and the lowest 22s. lOd on July 7, the fluctuation being 3s. 7d. a quarter; in 1899 the fluctuation was 7s. lid. The price of barley in the past year has not approached that of wheat. The average price of oats in the past year was 17s. 7d. a quarter, which is 6d. higher than In 1899, the average in that year being 17s. Id. a quarter. The highest price was 19s. lid. on August 18, and the lowest 16s. 2d. on January 6 and 20, the fluctuation being i 3s. 9d. a quarter; in 1899 it was 2s. 2d. a quarter NEW AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE- IN I SHROPSHIRE. I The new Harper-Adams Agricultural College at' Newport, Salop, will be open very shortly for the reception of students. The institution has been founded under the will of the late Mr. Thomas Harper-Adams for the purpose of teaching prac- tical as well as theoretical agriculture. Thirteen governors representing various public bodies will control the scheme, which will afford such prac- tical training as is essential to those who contem- plate either independent farming or land agency, The college buildings include chemical, physical, and biological laboratories, museum, library, lec- ture theatre, class-rooms, students' common room and dining hall. Accommodation is further pro- vided for 50 resident students. The farm, of about 180 acres, mixed arable and pasture,lies within a ring fence surrounding the college. The buildings have been erected at considerable expense upon the most modern system, and they are so arranged that a large and varied assortment of live stock can be kept. All necessary machinery and implements have been provided. The dairy, a separate build- ing, contains milk room, butter and cheese rooms, store and ripening rooms, and each room is pro- vided with the utensils requisite for giving thorough instruction in dairying. There is a car- penter's shop fitted with benches, lathes and tools, and a blacksmith's shop and penthouse with forges and tools for horse-shoeing and other purposes. The courses of instruction will include agriculture English mathematics, mechanical drawing, book- keeping, and those sciences which have a direct bearing upon agriculture, such as chemistry, botany, geology, veterinary hygiene and entomo- logy. The fees, fixed under the scheme of foun- dation, are £ 8 per annum for tuition and JB55 per annum for board and residence in college; non- resident students are also admissable. The prin- cipal of the college is Mr. P. Hedworth Foulkes, B.Sc. WELSH BUTCHER AND FOREIGN MEAT I In "The Live Stock Journal" Mr. John Jones, farmer and butcher, of Wrexham, takes exception to the universal custom of singling out the butchers for denunciation in connection with the sale and serving of imported meat as British. Writing from personal experience he says hotel, restaurant, and eating-house proprietors are equally guilty of knowingly "trading in foreign meat and charging English prices for their catering.' Ho suggests that whatever device is introduced for the supr pression of dishonest dealing in meat ought to be comprehensive enough to include the caterers re- ferred to, and the remedy he proposes is that all I butchers, hotels, restaurants, caterers, &c., be re- quired to take out a 5s. licence to qualify for trading in or the purchase of either home or foreign meat, that no party be permitted to hold a licence for both British and foreign meat. Thus butchers would be compelled to sell either hame or imported meat only, and caterers the same. He says this would stop butchers killing one English beast and cutting very likely six or more foreign beasts, and the caterers buying in a hindquarter of English mutton or lamb for the window, while a week's supply of foreign was in the larder. A WRINKLE FOR CORN-GROWERS. I A contemporary remarks that in some districts I it is the custom to mix two or three different varieties of corn for seeding purposes. Farmers of long experience and who are not disposed to adopt a practice of the kind without a valid and sufficient reason declare that the mixing of two or more varieties of oats, for instance, conduces to an increase of yield, and on this ground they adopt the plan for the production of selling grain. The system, of course, does not answer when the object is corn for seed. The soundness of this practical belief has received confirmation in the results of a systematic experiment carried out in Aberdeenshire by the Agricultural Research Asso- ciation. The scientific theory is that when different varieties of oats are mixed and sown together a process of cross fertilisation takes place at flower- ing time, which has the result of augmenting the; yield of grain.
DENBIGHSHIRE FARMBUG AND THICIP. FKEDIK^ STupips.-On Monday, at the Ruthin Rural District Council, Mr. Henry Williams referred to a statement made at the last County Cotmeil meeting to the effect that no samples had feeen submitted for analysis to the county analyst I under the Fertilisers and Feeding StuSs Act. In his opinion farmers should take full advantage of the Act,, as there couM be no doubt whatever that they were robbed by means of the inferior manure and feeding stuffs now placed on the market. (Hear, hear.) The agriculturists of the county purchased these articles without the slightest knowledge of their real value, and if advantage were taken of the provisions of the Act he thought it would be a warning to manufacturers and a benefit to the, agricultural community at large. He would propose that the farmers of the county I be urged to avail themselves of the Act and submit samples forthwith. (Hpar, hear.) Mr. B. H. Pugh seconded, and the maUcoa tv" unanimously agreed tQ,
INTERESTING WEDDING. I DURNFORD-FORD. I On Thursday a very pretty wedding took place place in All Saints' Church, Wokingham, the bridegroom being Mr. Guy Durnford, R.E., son of Colonel Durnford, R.E., Rackenford Lodge, Weybridge, and the bride Miss Muriel, younger daughter of Colonel Ford, R.A., Brereton Lodge, Wokingham, and granddaughter of the late Rev. F. Ford, rector of St. Peter's, Chester. The picturesque old church was tastefully decorated with palms and arum lilies, and the service was fully choral. The officiating clergy were the Rev. J. C. Edghill, D.D., Chaplain General, and the Rev. R. de Muller Nixon. The bride, who was given away by her father. wore a beautiful gown of ivory duchesse satin, the overskirt being ruched with chiffon, and caught up over a ohiffon petticoat, while the draped bodice was trimmed with pearl embroidery, the transparent yoke and sleeves being of tucked chiffon and lace. She wore her mother's wedding veil of old Brussels point, and a pearl necklace, the gift of her mother. She carried a bouquet of white roses, lilac, lilies of the valley and orange blossom, the gift of the bridegroom. Her six bridesmaids were Miss Ford (sister), Miss Gwendolen Durn- ford (sister of the bridegroouil, Aliss Evelyn Bolden and Miss Kathleen Litton (cousins), Miss Daiy "vVarburton and Miss Amy Sanderson. Tne five elder bridesmaids wore gowns ot ivory voile daintily trimmed with deeper coloured lace inser- tion, chiffon fichus, and quaint little cavalier capes slung from the shoulders, while their large black picture hats were of gathered chiffon, trimmed chiffon and feathers to match. Tne youngest bridesmaid's (Miss Kathleen Litton's) frock was also of ivory voile and insertion, but made empire fashion, and her hat was of white chiffon and white feathers. They wore gold bar brooches, surmounted by a gold grenade, badge of the Royal Engineers, and carried shower bouquets of pink tulips and lilies of the valley, botn gifts of tne bridegroom. Mr. F. Logan. R.A., officiated as best man, and both; he and the bridegroom were in uniform. Mrs. Ford, mother of the bride, wore a beautiful gowa of moss-green velvet, lined with turquoise silk, shewing an underskirt of white satin, and a bodice which had effective touches of pale blue, white and gold, with a toque of pale blue velvet and jet. Her bouquet was of yellow tulips and lilies of the valley. Mrs. Durnford, mother of the bridegroom, had a hand- some toilette of black and mauve brocade, trimmed with Mechlin lace and mauve satin. Her bonnet was of black jetted lace and sequins, with mauve orchids. She carried a white shower bouquet. After the ceremony a reception was held at Brereton Lodge, and later in the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left for London and Folkestone. The bride's travelling dress was of royal blue cloth, with embroidered cream waist- cqat and vest of pale pink panne, hat of blue velvet and feathers and cream lace, and long travelling coat of dark blue cloth, with large sable collar and revers and sable muff. Messrs. Bolland, Chester. supplied the weddinsr cake. THE GUESTS. I The following is a list of the invited guests, most of whom were present:—Coionel and Mrs. A. G. Durnford, Miss Durnford, Mrs. Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bolden, Mrs. Litton, Mr. R. Litton, Colonel and Mrs. Durnford, Miss Devon, Miss Durnford, Miss Forde, Mr. and Mrs. Heron, Mr. and Mrs. Cayley, Mrs. Bulley, Mr. Lees Knowles, M.P., Mr. and Mrs. G. Millington, Captain and Mrs. Lydekker, the Rev. ili. F. Durnford, Miss Hastings, the Misses Lloyd, Colonel and Mrs. H. Ford, Major and Mrs. Randle Ford, General and Mrs. Westropp, Mrs. and Miss Capper, Mr. and Mrs. Strachan, the Misses Know Its, Miss Marshall and Mrs. Sing, Messrs. K. L. and E. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. H. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. F. Marshall, Captain and Mrs. Young, Miss and Mr. L. Bodea, Mrs. Hayes (Worcester), Mr. and Mrs. E. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Mclver Bapp. Sir Charles and Lady Walpole, Mr. and Mrs. Minshell Ford, Mr. A., Mrs. and Miss Knowles, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Calvert, Miss Langley, Miss Long, Mrs J. Ashworth, Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, Mr. and Mrs. Millington Knowles, Officers of R.E. Mess, Chatham, General Sir T. and Lady Fraser, General Sir R. and Lady Hay, General and Mrs. Julian Hall, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Nioiiolson, Mr. H. De la Poer Gough, General and Mrs. Lewes, Mr. and Mrs. Kempthorne, General Sir J. Watson, VJC., and Miss Watson, the Rev., Mrs. and Miss Tomlinson, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Walter, Lieut.-Colonel the Hon., Mrs. and Miss Peel, Mr. and Miss Capper, Mrs. Wynne, the Rev. Mr. Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Strachan, Miss Hastings, Miss Devon. Dr. Heasman and Miss Pawle, Mr. and Mrs. Melville, Mr. and Miss Ellison, Mrs. and the Misses Gorrard, General and Mrs. Adair, Mr. and Mrs. Mylne, Mrs. Whitaker, Miss Penny, Mr. and Mrs. H. Blandy, Mr. and Miss Simmond, Canon, Mrs. and Miss Sturges, Mr. and Miss Jacobson, Miss Bell, Miss Jones Parry, Mr. and Mrs. Ward, Mr. and Miss Hayes, Mr. Colvin Brandreth, Mr. Harold Agar, the Rev. N. G. Lawson. Miss Leveson Gower, Lady Stuart, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Miss Massie, Miss Hignett, Mrs. and Miss Napier, Lady K. and Misses Eustace, Mrs. Waterfield, Mr. and Mrs. Karslake, Mr. and Mrs. W. Finch, Mrs. and Miss Ross, Lieut.-Colonel, Mrs. and Miss Nellie Wadling, Colonel and Mrs. Herring, Mrs. and Miss Monk Smith, Colonel and Mrs. Bashford, Mr. and Mrs. Crews, Mr. and Mrs. Simon, Mrs. A. K. Armstrong, Captain and Mrs. Fisher, Mr. Sholto Douglas. the Rev. Mrs. and Miss Walter, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Moore, Mr. F. D. Logan, Colonel and Mrs. Addison, Mrs. and Miss Murdoch, Colonel and Mrs. Browell, Captain and Mrs. Philips, General and Mrs. Owen Jones, the Rev. H. and Mrs. Walter, the Rev. R. and Mrs. Tomlinson, Major and Mrs. Baker Brown, Col. and Mrs. Warburton, General and Mrs. Watson Col. and Mrs. Nei 11, the Rev. and Mrs. Ditchfield, Colonel and Miss Powlett, Captain and Mrs. Gregorie, General Thornton, etc. I THE PRESENTS. I uride to Bridegroom, gold links, engraved with monogram and crest and minature of bride; Bridegroom to Bride, diamond half-hoop ring; Father and Mother of Bride, sets of pearl, gold studs, cheque, dessert knives and forks, and silver salver; Father and Mother of Bridegroom, jewelled pendant, cheque, canteen of silver; Mrs. Knowles (grandmother of bride), silver tea and coffee service and tray, old china dessert plates; General and Mrs. Adair, silver buckle; lrs. A. K. Armstrong, leather glove case; Mr. and Mrs. T. Armstrong, Oriental table centre; Mr. Agar, cigar and cigarette box; Captain and Mrs. Ander- son, silver-backed clothes brush; Col. and Mrs. Addison, tea caddy; Mr. and Mrs. G. Bolden, silver afternoon tea service; Miss, Miss M. and Mr. L. Boden, china saltsumah vase; Miss E. Bolden, miniature silver table; Lady Brandreth" silver-mounted bread platter and knife; Miss F. Braddyll, photo album; Mr. Calvin Brandreth silver teaspoons; Colonel and Mrs. Browell, White's "History of Selborne"; Mr. and Mrs. Barnett, silver-mounted note block; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Blandy, Venetian glass bowl; Miss Edith Bell, silver flower pot and satin nightgown case; Major and Mrs. Baker Brown, writing table watch; Misses Baker Brown, picture; Mrs. Boddington, terra cotta vase; Mrs. Browne and the Misses Andrews, silver-topped salts bottle; Mr. and Mrs. Blandv silver sugar basin; Miss Braddyll, Worcester china; Miss Berdoe, bread fork; Miss Florence Braddyll, album; Mrs. Calvert, ribbon work photo frame; Mr. and Mrs. Cobb, silver bonbon dishes: Mrs .] fl. M;MM Crews, silver card case; Mrs. Capper, silver popper pots, Mrs. Coston, silver photo frame; Mr. Carden and Mr. Ackerman, silver cigarette box; Colonel and Mrs. Durnford (uncle), cheque; Miss Durnford, silver pepper pots; Misses E. and G. Durnford, silver menu holders and picnic basket; Miss Devon, cheque and fan; the Rev. and Mrs. Ditchfield, silver photo frame; Mr. Sholto Douglas, K.E., two silver-mounted whisky bottles; Mrs. Downing, silver bonbon dish Mr. and Miss Downing, silver cruet stand; Mr. T. Ellison, pair of silver candlesticks; Miss J. Eddison, lace mats; Colonel and Mrs. H. Ford, silver fish knives and forks; Miss Forde, Mrs. Bulley. Mrs. Cayley, old silver snuffers and tray; Miss Forde, water-colour painting; Mr. Hugo Ford, silver-topped scent bottle; Mr. Ingram Ford, Egyptian gold embroidered table centre; Miss L. Ford, pearl brooch and gold chain; Major and Mrs. Randle Ford, carvers in oak case; Miss L., Mr. H. and Mr. I. Ford, pearl tie pin; Mrs. Festing, Florentine leather telegraph case; Miss D. M. Randle Ford, fancy work: Cantnin nnrl Mrs. Wisher, silver sugar basin; Miss Ferry, table centre; Captain and Mrs. Gregorie, silver photo frame; Mrs. Turner Greene,. silver fish slice and fork; Mrs. H. de la Poer Gough, lace and satin sachet; Miss Loveson Gower, silver and glass tea caddy; Mr., and Mrs. Gibbons, brass candlesticks; the Rev. Gifford. silver pencil case the Rev. and, Mrs. Gray, silver-mounted lteather case; Mrs. J. Graham, ebony and silver hair brushes; Miss Grainger, pair of vases; Gardener at Brereton Lodge, four glass vases; Mrs. Garrard, silver frained almanack; Mr. Haig, Mr. and Mrs. Hookhffie, Mr. and Mrs. Heron, silver revolving dish; Mrs. Hayes (Worceaterl. silver haHAJO Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hayes, silver and tortoiseshell paper knife; Miss Hastings, silver-mounted blotter; General and Mrs. JuUan Hall, silver ajid g l ass. s 1, ilver ww glass sugar bowl and jam pot; Lady Hay, silver stamp box; Miss Holder, silver photo frame Mr and Mrs. G. Hayo, silver matchbox; Colonel and Mrs. Herring, silver cream jug; Mr. Headman and Miss Pawle, picture; Miss Pleasant Hurst picture; Miss Hardman, Berlin spoon Mr. and Mrs. Ivirney, silver teaspoons and sugar tongs; Colonel and Mrs. Joif, silver entree dish General and Mrs. Owen Jones, cheque; Mrs. and Miss Jackson, worked tea cosy; Mr. Lees Knowles, M.P., opal ring;; the Misses Knowles, silver- mounted vases; Mrs. Litton, sables and silver biscuit box; Mr. Roy and Miss Kathleen Litton, revolving bookcase; the Misses Lloyd, silver- mounted decanters; Miss Lansrlen. Dictum: (;A.nt. and Mrs. Lydekker, brass-mounted oak tray; Mrs. Liddell, gold arrow for the air; the Rev. N. Lawson, Oriental spoon; Mr. F. D. Logan, R.A. pair of silver, frames; Miss Long, silver-mounted inkpot; Mr, and Mrs. Marshall,, diamond half- hoop ring, Limoges coffee service and tray, photo on china of "E. M. M. Mr. K., Mr. L,, and Mr. E. Marshall, pair of silver candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marshall, travelling clock Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marshall, silver cake knife and fork; Miss Marshall, case of silver scissors, etc.; Mr. and Mrs. G. Millington, pair of silver candlesticks; Mrs. and Miss Moore Miller, Tor- quay paper knife and stand; Mrs. and Miss Murdock, pair of silver hair brushes Miss Massie, silver mustard pot; Mr. and Mrs. Melville, carved photo screen; Mr. and Mrs. Mylne. silver apOstle spoon; the Misses Maberley, brass photo frame; Miss Mitford, worked photo frame; Mr. Vaughan Morgan, Chinese embroidery; Mr. and Mrs. Moore, silver photo frame; Mrs. McHulty, chair cushion; Maids of Brereton Lodge, glass flower stand and cheese and butter dish; Maids at Rackenford Lodge, silver knife rests; Mr. and Mrs. A. Nicholson, silver salt cellars; Miss Nicholson, worked cushion; Miss N»nier, marqueterie tray; Miss Nelson, cushiioxl; Mrs. Nixon, the Rev. R. de M. Nixon, silver and glass vase; Mrs. Oakley, ribbon worked pincushion; the Hon. Mrs. and Miss Lennox Peel, silver pheto. frame; Miss Penny, two gold safety pins; Mrs. Rudd (Wigan), embroidered tray cloth; Mrs. Ritchie, white satin table centre; Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes. "Owl" series-20 volumes; Mrs. A. Robertson, drawn thread teacloth; Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Rapp, silver pepper pot; R.E. Hockey Club (Chatham), silver tantalus and cigarette box; Mrs. Shepherd, silver photo frame; Mrs. Sing, silver photo frame; Mrs. and Miss Sturges, Honiton lace scarf; Mrs. W. Strachan, lace collar; Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson. coal box: Ladv Stuart, travelling clock; Miss Sanderson, pearl swallow brooch; Mrs. Stebbing, silver serviette rings; Miss St. Clair, Egyptian lace; Miss Kyth St. Clair, picture and work; Mrs. Simon, silver salt cellars; Mr. Skipwith, case of liqueur glasses and tray; Mrs. Charles Smith, blotter; Canon Sturges, Bible; Mrs. Sadler, china vase; the Rev. J. E. Talbot, letter weighing machine; General Thornton, ruby brooch; Mrs. Waterfield, real orange blossom; Mrs. Waller, gold links and studs; General and Mrs. Westropp, silver cruet stand; General and Mrs. Watson, tray; Miss Warburton, worked table centre; Mrs. Wynne, silver salt cellars; Miss Wadling, fancy hand- kerchiefs; the Rev. H. and Mrs. Walter, frame; Mrs. Wadling, dessert d'cyleys; Sir C. and Lady Walpole, silver hot water jug; Mr. and Mrs. Ward, satin cushion; Mrs. Walter, pair of silver dishes: Mr. and fchp IVTissas "Wil^nn silvAr ￼ ￼ frame Mr. and Mrs. Watherston, case for books; Mrs. Watson, Limoges triple dish; Captain and Mrs. Young, pair of china vases; Mr. and Mrs. Denis de Vitre, Florentine note block.
WALES AND THE ROYAL ARMS. The arms of Wales are not included in the quarterings of the Royal arms. Welshmen are anxious the Principality should be represented, as are Scotland and Ireland, and they consider the present a favourable opportunity on which to make the addition. The subject has now been revived, the Corporation of Cardiff voicing the desire of the people most interested. It is not, however, strictly correct to say that the Heralds' College have received instruc- tions to report on the quarterings of the Royal arms with a view to the inclusion of the Red Dragon of Wales. A tresh memorial has been addressed to Lord Salisbury. This was what a representative of a London paper was told by one of the heralds at the College of ArmL-. Would," asked the cor- respondent, the inclusion the Welsh people are so anxious to see mude raise any serious difficulty in heraldry ? No," replied the herald, that is not the real difficulty that might be apprehended. Were any alteration made it would at ouca be followed by a demand from the colonies tor inclusion also, and then the national flag, which is now very beautiful, would become, like Joseph's cokt, a thing of many colours." Upon whose instructions would the College act in such a matter ? It is entirely with his Majesty, w ho is the 'fountain of honour.' The College has not yet baen ap- proached on the matter by anyone."
I THE NAVY LE AGUE. 11 NEW DEPARTURE IN CHESHIRE. I SEA-TRAINING HOME FOR BOYS. The Liverpool branch of the Navy League have purchased on mortgage the Clifton Hall estate, Egremont, for the' purpose of turning it into a sea-training home for poor boys of Liver- pool and the surrounding towns. The property, which consists of a large house and six acres of ground, formerly belonged to the late Mr. John Herron, shipowner, of Liverpool, and has been bought for £ 6,100. The committee of the Liver- pool branch have been prompted to take this step from the feeling that there are too many young urchins running wild in Liverpool and surround- ing towns, bare-headed, and bare-footed, who, if they were picked up, placed into a good sea- training home, educated and trained in the prac- tical duties of seamen, and subsequently drafted into the Navy, where trained boys are in demand, and in the mercantile marine, where the terrible growth of the foreign element is becoming a national danger, would form a splendid backbone for the navy and merchant shipping. The home is to be known as the Navy League Training School for Poor Boys. Before Clifton Hall can be, utilised for the purpose it will be necessary to make some extensive alterations to provide ac- commodation for some 250 boys, with which number it is proposed to start. The alterations are likely to cost between L4,000 and JE5,000, bringing up the actual cost of the estate to nearly £ 11,000. The amount that the Liverpool branch of the Navy League have so far available in the branch's funds is some £ 2,000, which has already been subscribed by members and others towards this laudable object. The subscription list in- cludes Mr. Gray Hill, the president of the branch, who gives J625 annual subscription and £ 110 donation; Mr. Alfred L. Jones, JE50 annual sub- scription and £100 donation; Mr. R. P. Houston M.P., 2100 donation; Messrs. Alfred Booth and. Co., £ 5 5s. subscription and L110 donation; Messrs. R. Singlehurst and Co., jB5 5s. annual subscription and LLIO donation; Sir Davids Gamble, Bart.. who is a vice-president of the branch, donation of JB50. Colonel R. Pilkington, M.P., Colonel W. W. Pilkington, Messrs. J. H. Welsford, Walter Holland, Vyvian Raynor, and various other gentlemen representing the shipping industry have given smaller amounts. While the shipping fraternity appear to be well to the fore in the support of this excellent scheme. the timber trade is also wpII rnnrocQnin iKa £ 5 5s. annual subscription column by the follow- ing firms ;-Measrs. James Halsall, Arthur R. Cross, Robert Cox and Co. Edward Challoner and Co., A. F. and W. M'Key, Duncan, Ewing, and Co., James Webster and Bros., G. B. Walker and Co., Crow Rudolf and Co., Seth, Bennet and Co., Irvin and Sellers, Lamb Bros., and J. E. Finchett. Messrs. Slater, Birds and Co., in addition to a donation, subscribe JB15 15s. per year, both partners being vice-presidents of the- branch. It is estimated that to support and train 250 boys will cost at the rate of JE20 per head, or a total of £ 5,000 per annum, so that with the first cost of building the Navy League will require to, make up a sum of nearly £ 16,000. The com- mittee of the Liverpool branch of the Navy League are very confident that the urgency and necessity of such a home will appeal to the many charitable hearts of Liverpool, Manchester, and surrounding towns, and that they will have no difficulty in raising the sum required. There can be no question that such an establishment will fill a long-felt want and do no end of good. Full particulars can be obtained from the secretary of the Navy League, 10, Water-street, Liverpool.
KING AND PRESIDENT MCKINLBT.—KIN? Edward has telegraphed to Mr. McKinley expressing bis high appreciation of the attend- ance of the United States President, and Cabinet at the memorial service at Washington. In his rpply Mr. McKinley says: "The trihnfanf tWa American people to the memory of your illustri- ous mother was general and heartfelt." HOUSING REFORM AT MANCHESTBB. A largely attended conference at which the problem of the housing of the working-classes was dfceussod took plRca at Manchester on Saturday. One rpverend gentleman declared that the movement for the better housing of the working-classes was largely hindered by those for whom the reform was intended. A resolution was unanimously passed recognising the press- ing need for housing reform, arid urin: the erection of comfortable cottages and the eora- pulsory clearing of slums. It was -,tlvo, agreed to form a local housing reform council, to be worked on non-party lines. SIR. WILFRID LAUSIEB AND THE QUKGN. Writing from Ottawa-on Saturday, the "Central News "correspondent says alican-idtt is ringing with admiration over Sir Wilfrid Lanrier's splendid memorial address on the death of Ctfaeen Victoria delivered yesterday in the Dominion Parliament. In moving a resolution of condolence to King Edward Sir Wilfrid Laurier dwelt in eloquent terms on the wisdom which had guided the Queen's Government's policy in its relations with Canada, and on the tact with which a precious and abounding friendship had been cultivated with the United States. It was not, he said, too much to hope that the friendship inaugurated and fostered by Queen Victoria would continue until the two countries were. again united, not in legal bonds* but through ties of affection, which would be; perhaps, as strong as those sanctioned by law.
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